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We understand that changing one's eating and exercise habits can be challenging!

Extension offers a variety of programs throughout New Mexico to assist you and your family if you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, diabetes, or if you believe you are at risk.


Kitchen Creations

Kitchen Creations is a free cooking school for people with diabetes and their families.

Visit Kitchen Creations for more information.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

NMSU Cooperative Extension has partnered with HealthInsight to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in 12 counties over a 5 year period. Curricula include: NDPP 2012 ENGLISH and SPANISH , Prevent T2 ENGLISH and SPANISH , and Native Balance. Classes are currently being offered in the following counties: Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Grant, and Otero.

NDPP is an evidence-based, lifestyle intervention program facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program is a year long commitment to a long term lifestyle change.

The program is free of charge and available to those with prediabetes or having risk factors for developing diabetes.

For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, Program Coordinator at 575-646-2034 or lubanega@nmsu.edu.

On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes

On the Road to Living Well with Diabetes (OTR) was developed out of Joslin Diabetes Center and is a recognized program with the American Diabetes Association.

OTR is a free program to help individuals with diabetes better manage their glucose levels and help reduce the complications that may result from uncontrolled diabetes.

This Program is also offered to individuals with prediabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes.

The Program covers:

  • The five most important tests for diabetes
  • How to discuss test results with your healthcare provider
  • How to incorporate healthy meals
  • Why it's important to be physically active

This Program is currently available in Dona Ana County.

For more information, contact Lourdes Olivas at 575-646-5763 or loumunoz@nmsu.edu.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services.

County Programs

Family and Consumer Sciences agents conduct a variety of food and nutrition programs.

Contact your local County Extension Office for more information on diabetes-related programming.

This content is solely the responsibility of the authors and has not been approved by the Department of Health and Human Service or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.